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Yeng Guiao: 'Major revamp' coming for NLEX

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:06 PM

NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao targets 'quality' big men to reinforce the squad for the 2019 season

'EMBARRASSING'. Yeng Guiao thinks that NLEX closed out the 2018 PBA season in very embarrassing effort. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra cruises past NLEX for semis berth

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel sets up a semis clash with the Magnolia Hotshots in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals

BLOW OUT. Japeth Aguilar leads Barangay Ginebra to the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals. Photo courtesy of the PBA media group

Tiu notches new career-high to lift import-less Rain or Shine over NLEX

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The 33-year-old gives it his all in what could be his last game in the PBA

WATCH: How does golf fire up Kiefer Ravena?

Oct 27, 2018 - 2:47 PM

While serving his FIBA suspension, the basketball star rediscovers his competitive spirit in golf

Scolded by Guiao for miscue, Quiñahan takes over in NLEX's OT win

Oct 26, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Kept quiet for the first 4 quarters, the sweet-shooting forward catches fire in the extra period to help the Road Warriors stun Alaska

CLUTCH. JR Quiñahan delivers the goods as NLEX inches closer to a quarterfinals berth. File photo by PBA Images

NLEX rides Fuller's 40-20 night to edge Alaska

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:27 PM

The Road Warriors regain their bearings just in time to put one foot in the quarterfinals door with a 5-5 card

MONSTER. Aaron Fuller delivers the goods with 42 points and 22 rebounds. Photo from PBA Images

DPWH finally acquires right of way for NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10

Oct 19, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar says NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will 'hopefully be completed in time for the Christmas rush'

FINALLY COMPLETE. The Department of Public Works and Highways delivered the complete right-of-way acquisition for the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10. Photo from DPWH Secretary Mark Villar's Facebook page

Amer, Durham star as Meralco snaps franchise's longest losing streak

Oct 14, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The two combine for 33 points in the final frame alone to electrify the Bolts to a come-from-behind win over NLEX

LEADING THE CHARGE. Allen Durham flexes his muscles with another all-around effort to lead Meralco to its first win in almost two months. Photo from PBA Images

Phoenix gifts birthday boy Alas 26-point beating of NLEX

Oct 10, 2018 - 7:26 PM

The Fuel Masters zero in on their first quarterfinals berth after 3 straight conferences of missing the playoffs

BEAST. Eugene Phelps eclipses the half century mark as Phoenix rolls over NLEX. Photo from PBA Images

Even with potential Gilas job coming up, Guiao to still run for Congress

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The fiery mentor is seeking to reclaim the seat he lost to Jon Lazatin in 2016

Caguioa joins 10,000-point club as Ginebra whips NLEX

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'The Spark' becomes only the 16th player in the 43 years of the PBA to achieve the feat

RARE FEAT. Mark Caguiao finishes with 16 points to compile exactly 10,000 points in Ginebra's dominant win over NLEX. Photo from PBA Images

Returning Guiao gets perfect gift as NLEX deals Blackwater first loss

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:53 PM

The Road Warriors snap the Elite's four-game winning streak just as coach Yeng Guiao returns from national team duties

ALL-AROUND. Kenneth Ighalo chips in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

After Asiad stint, Standhardinger drops career-high for San Miguel

Sep 01, 2018 - 9:19 PM

The Beermen dispatch NLEX to open their 2018 PBA Governors' Cup campaign on the right track even minus injured June Mar Fajardo

SCORING CLINIC. Christian Standhardinger drops a career-high in points right after suiting up for the national team in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from PBA Images

Aaron Fuller returns to PBA with a bang

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:52 PM

With Fuller, NLEX clinches its third win in four games to start the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

QUICK IMPACT. Aaron Fuller returns to the PBA with a bang with a 35-20 performance for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX to welcome Yeng Guiao back with winning record

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:18 PM

The Road Warriors top Columbian to notch their third win in four games, just right before their firebrand coach returns from the 2018 Asian Games

KEY CONTRIBUTOR. Larry Fonacier finishes with 17 points as the NLEX Road Warriors keep the Columbian Dyip winless. Photo from PBA Images

Lee-less Magnolia whips erstwhile unbeaten NLEX by 30

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:05 PM

The Hotshots barely needed the services of Paul Lee as five players finished in double figures

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Romeo Travis debuts for Magnolia with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks. Photo from PBA Images

Defying doctors' advice, Ashaolu helps NLEX stay unscathed

Aug 20, 2018 - 12:04 AM

Revealed to have a 70% tear on his right patellar tendon, the Canadian-Nigerian import leads the Road Warriors to their second win in as many outings

LOVE FOR THE GAME. Olu Ashaolu says he won't let an injury stop him from playing basketball. Photo from PBA Images

NLEX rips NorthPort for 2nd straight win

Aug 19, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Injured Olu Ashaolu plays like a man possessed as he churns out 27 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists

All-out Ashaolu hobbles to NLEX victory

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:47 AM

Nigerian-Canadian import Olu Ashaolu risks aggravating a knee injury to lead the Road Warriors past TNT KaTropa

RESILIENT. Olu Ashaolu bucks off pain to steer NLEX to a conference-opening win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Guiao-less NLEX destroys TNT behind Ashaolu

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Road Warriors import Olu Ashaolu bucks injury to scatter 33 points, 23 rebounds and 3 assists

DPWH eyes NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 completion in 2018

Aug 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Right-of-way acquisition for the elevated expressway already stands at 95%

INSPECTION. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar inspects the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 in Caloocan City on August 16, 2018. NLEX photo

LOOK: Proposed road network projects in Bulacan

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:56 PM

The proposed road network projects in Bulacan are seen to help boost the economy of Central Luzon

PROJECTS. NLEX and DPWH expands their road network plans. Image from NLEX

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Jul 18, 2018 - 1:49 PM

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Ex-national team coach Yeng Guiao backs Gilas after infamous brawl

Jul 05, 2018 - 8:03 AM

The firebrand tactician, who mentored the Philippine squad a decade ago, says the Australians should be blamed for the bench-clearing melee

DEFENSE. Yeng Guiao says Gilas Pilipinas players acted on their 'natural human instinct' when they figured in the full-blown skirmish with Australia. Photo from PBA Images

Impressive Chism debut props up Magnolia playoff hunt

Jul 04, 2018 - 9:26 PM

Wayne Chism makes immediate impact with his all-around game as the Hotshots improve to 5-5

ALL-AROUND. Paul Lee delivers 21 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for the Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel inches closer to quarterfinals seat, eliminates NLEX

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:46 PM

All starters finish in double figures for the Beermen, who are a win away from securing a playoff berth

ON THE BRINK. Renaldo Balkman helps the Beermen move within a win from securing their spot in the playoffs with an all-around effort. Photo from PBA Images

LOOK: Kiefer Ravena works for an 8-pack, plays golf with Alyssa Valdez

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Check out what Kiefer Ravena is up to while serving his 18-month ban from basketball

GYM BUFF. Kiefer Ravena works out with his personal trainer everyday to stay in shape. Screen grab from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Larry Fonacier out for the rest of PBA Commissioner's Cup

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The NLEX Road Warrior is still confined in the hospital due to a fractured rib and collapsed lung

SIDELINED. Larry Fonacier's injury resulted from a mid-air collision with Barangay Ginebra's Jervy Cruz in Legazpi City. Photo by PBA Images

Yeng Guiao sees mix of Jimwell Torion, Willie Miller in rookie Mac Tallo

Jun 16, 2018 - 6:46 AM

The Cebuano rookie finishes with 11 points, 3 assists, 3 steals and two blocks as the NLEX Road Warriors fall short against the Alaska Aces

Alaska keeps hot streak alive, downs NLEX for 7th straight win

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

It is the first time the Aces have beaten the Road Warriors since Yeng Guiao took the coaching reins for NLEX

Ginebra ends month-long skid thanks to Brownlee's near triple-double

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Brownlee delivers 23 points, 22 rebounds and 7 assists as the Gin Kings pocket their second win in 7 games

MAIDEN. Justin Brownlee bags his first win since returning as import for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

TNT topples NLEX for share of lead in Commissioner's Cup

Jun 03, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Import Joshua Smith flexes his muscles underneath with team-highs of 24 points and 13 rebounds on top of 5 assists and two blocks

No NLEX practices, too, for Kiefer Ravena

May 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

'The Phenom' is only allowed to take part in educational and awareness campaigns on anti-doping

SUSPENDED. Kiefer Ravena will have to do his basketball workouts on his lonesome. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ravena’s top rookie bid slips as FIBA also rules out PBA stint

May 31, 2018 - 12:12 PM

The world governing body for basketball bars the leading Rookie of the Year contender from 'all forms of leagues and activities' for nearly two years

PAINFUL PUNISHMENT. After testing positive for banned substances, Kiefer Ravena hopes to raise awareness during his 18-month suspension. Photo by PBA Images

Amid FIBA suspension, Kiefer Ravena displays unwavering support for NLEX

May 30, 2018 - 9:10 PM

The PBA rookie misses a game for the NLEX Road Warriors for the first time in his career

MISSING ACTION. Kiefer Ravena still awaits clarification if his 18-month suspension from FIBA also affects his professional career. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Ravena-less NLEX stages comeback win over listless Blackwater

May 30, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Import Arnett Moultrie delivers down the stretch as the Road Warriors notch their second win in 6 games

TAKING OVER. Arnett Moultrie leads the NLEX Road Warriors into their second win in 6 games in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by PBA Images

Kiefer Ravena's absence a 'temporary setback' for NLEX, says Guiao

May 30, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The PBA rookie still awaits clarification whether his 18-month suspension from FIBA also affects his professional career

Kiefer Ravena's absence adds to the backcourt woes of the Road Warriors, who are also missing Kevin Alas due to a torn ACL. File photo by PBA Images

LOOK: Sports personalities, netizens react to Kiefer Ravena's situation

May 29, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The embattled phenom receives overwhelming support from Filipinos all over the country

Kiefer Ravena finds silver lining in ‘painful and life changing’ suspension

May 28, 2018 - 11:13 PM

The Gilas Pilipinas guard hopes to raise awareness on banned substances in sports among Filipino athletes

WAITING GAME. Kiefer Ravena will not suit up for the NLEX Road Warriors for the meantime as the SBP awaits confirmation from FIBA if his suspension affects his professional career. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

FIBA suspends Kiefer Ravena for 18 months after testing positive for banned substances

May 28, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The NLEX Road Warriors rookie says he took a pre-workout drink that can be bought over the counter

SUSPENDED. Kiefer Ravena. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

NLEX lineup shakeup likely after 1-4 start, says Yeng Guiao

May 17, 2018 - 9:55 AM

The Road Warriors tactician says the fate of import Arnett Moultrie – and maybe even some locals – will be decided in the next few days

SLIDE. Following an outstanding performance in NLEX's lone win of the conference, Arnett Moultrie's numbers dip in a blowout loss to the GlobalPort Batang Pier. Photo by PBA Images

GlobalPort back to cruising, hands NLEX 4th loss

May 16, 2018 - 9:37 PM

Smarting from a sorry setback, the Batang Pier rebound with all starters finishing in double figures

ON BOTH ENDS. Stanley Pringle wreaks havoc for the Batang Pier with 19 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Photo by PBA Images

Ravena says NLEX can't be 'choosy' after struggling to bag first win

May 11, 2018 - 9:35 PM

The Road Warriors came close to skidding to their 4th straight loss after blowing a big lead in regulation against the Phoenix Fuel Masters

GRATEFUL. Kiefer Ravena is just relieved that the NLEX Road Warriors are now out of the rut they have been in since the start of the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by PBA Images

NLEX nabs first win, ends 3-game slide at Phoenix's expense

May 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Import Arnett Moultrie messes with a triple-double of 37 points, 17 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks

Mac Cardona: How an inspiring basketball tale turned tragic

May 11, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the former La Salle hero and PBA standout tries to rise from another fall

Skidding NLEX now in 'survival mode,' says Kiefer Ravena

May 05, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The Road Warriors remain winless in 3 games in an alarming skid that had them losing by an average of 12.3 points

AWAKE? Kiefer Ravena says the NLEX Road Warriors need to be jolted out of their slumber. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco's Norman Black defends shot that earned Yeng Guiao's ire

May 04, 2018 - 11:23 PM

The Road Warriors tactician hurls expletives at Chris Newsome, who sinks a jumper with 1.6 seconds left even when the Bolts are leading by 14 points

RULES ARE RULES. Meralco Bolts head coach Norman Black comes into the defense of Chris Newsome. File photo from PBA Images

Meralco finds spark, sends NLEX to 3rd straight loss

May 04, 2018 - 9:15 PM

Chris Newsome fires a career-high 30 points while import Arinze Onuaku submits 15 points, 23 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals

REDEMPTION. Arinze Onuaku and the Meralco Bolts bounce back from their previous loss. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: In good or bad times, Kiefer Ravena gets roasted online

May 04, 2018 - 4:16 PM

'Sometimes you get to a boiling point where you snap and tweet something,' the NLEX guard admits

EASY TARGET. Kiefer Ravena says he gets roasted online, whether he plays good or bad.

Yeng Guiao rues 3 'obvious' calls in NLEX's second straight loss

May 03, 2018 - 10:13 AM

'It's another one of those games where the refs rob you of the victory,' says the 59-year-old coach

ROUGH START. Yeng Guiao obviously does not like NLEX's 0-2 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup especially after a historic semifinals appearance in the Philippine Cup. File photo by PBA Images